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Name: Pointe à Basile Rear Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada

Location: South shore of the St. Lawrence River, above Quebec City.


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Photo: Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

Notes:
The original rear tower here was destroyed by fire in 1904. A 110-foot skeleton tower replaced the 1904 lighthouse in 1976. 

Tower Height: 110

Height of Focal Plane: 290

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white.

Description of Tower: Skeleton tower, fluorescent orange slatwork daymark, black vertical stripe.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1900: White, square, wooden shed, surmounted by a white, rectangular, slatted day beacon. 1904: White, steel skeleton tower, 32 feet tall, with white wooden slatwork on the side facing the channel, with a red iron lantern.

Date Established: 1900

Date Present Tower Built: 1976

Date Automated: 1963

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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